The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm Review

I don’t have many products from The Body Shop. With my wheat and nut allergies, there aren’t many of their products that I can use. However, one product that I picked up when I was 14, and have repurchased several times is The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Raspberry.

My first The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm was bought from an airport shop when I flew to America with my school band at the age of 14. One of my friends who was also on the trip wanted to pop in and get a new one. She raved about it so much that we all got one! I chose Raspberry and, while I’ve tried some of the other scents, Raspberry has been my firm favourite ever since.

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm

I particularly enjoy using The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in the spring and summer. The scents really give me all the spring/summer feels. The lip balm is marketed as being hydrating and nourishing. For the majority of people, I would agree with this. However, my lips are dry and eczema prone. In the winter, when they have central heating and bitter winds to contend with, The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm isn’t intense enough to keep my lips soft. For this, I turn to my Dr. PawPaw original balm. I think most people would be fine to use The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm all year round.

One of the things that drew me to The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm as a 14 year old was the tint it gives to the lips. If I wasn’t wearing this lip balm, I’d be wearing a clear lipgloss. Each scent has a different tint to it, and the pretty pink of Raspberry is definitely my favourite.

I love that The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm, as well as being a fantastic product, is also cruelty free, suitable for vegetarians and ethical. I don’t pretend to live a cruelty free lifestyle, but I’m making a conscious effort to choose cruelty free options over their non-cruelty free counterparts.

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm

If you aren’t keen on dipping your finger in a pot, The Body Shop have brought their Born Lippy range out in a stick form. You get more in a pot (8.5g compared to 5g), and the pots are cheaper (£2.50 compared to £3.50), but if pots aren’t your thing, then the Pot Stick Balms are worth checking out. There are also different scents available in stick version. I haven’t tried these yet, but I’m intrigued by some of the scents. Using a pot lip balm isn’t practical for me as a self propelled wheelchair user out and about. My hands get quite dirty from my hand rims. So I may just treat myself to one of the stick lip balms soon.

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm comes in a variety of scents. It can be bought for £2.50 from or in The Body Shop stores. There are often offers on these, which is when I stock up. 3 for £6 rings a bell, but that might not be entirely accurate.

Have you tired The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in either pot or stick form?

What’s your favourite scent?

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The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm


Ricinus communis, Lanolin, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Aroma, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus tinctorius, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Rubus idaeus, Tocopherol, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 19140.

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Tania Jayne

  • I love the Body Shop lip balms, but I must admit that I prefer the stick version to this one, as I don’t like applying with my finger! Great review xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Thank you so much! I really need to try the stick version. Xx

  • I used to have this lip balm back in the day too! I forgot how much I loved it! Was a nice shade of pink <3 I am going to have to go out and buy it again ahaha
    Hope you are having a nice weekend :)

    • Yay! I’m so glad I could remind you how good it was. It’s so nice to revisit old favourites. Xx

  • Kathryn Whittaker

    I love the satsuma one but I fancy trying the raspberry one now :)

    • I’m not able to try the satsuma version, as I’m allergic to citrus fruits. I’ve loved all the scents I’ve been able to try. I’d love to know what you think of the raspberry one if you do pick it up. Xx